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Director of TAMIC

Irene Georgakoudi

Irene Georgakoudi

Irene Georgakoudi has been working on the use of lasers for therapeutic and diagnostic applications since her undergraduate years. She started as a physicist at Dartmouth College and continued her graduate studies in biophysics at the University of Rochester. Her interests in spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging using endogenous sources of contrast were founded during her postdoctoral years at the MIT Spectroscopy Lab. After working on the development of fluorescence-based in vivo flow cytometry while an Instructor at the Wellman Laboratories for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, she moved to Tufts in 2004.

 

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Facility Manager of TAMIC

Martin Hunter

Martin Hunter

Martin Hunter is an experienced molecular spectroscopist with a background in microscopy, biomedical optics, and optical engineering. A physical chemist by training (B.S. at MIT, and Ph.D. at the University of Southern California), he has worked in a variety of research fields including molecular reaction dynamics, atmospheric photochemistry, explosives detection, and the optical characterization of diseased biological tissues. His work in biomedical optics began at the MIT Spectroscopy Lab in 2001, where he developed optical devices for noninvasive detection of atherosclerosis (via Raman spectroscopy) and epithelial precancers (via elastic light scattering). He joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University in 2006, gaining experience in confocal and multiphoton microscopy and developing image analysis algorithms for detecting changes in mitochondrial morphology associated with precancer.